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Using Unix environment variables [message #509060] Wed, 25 May 2011 14:28 Go to next message
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Registered: May 2011
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An application uses one user as a container of objects(this user is stripped of ALL privileges), and other users that can access objects in this unique schema depending on their privileges.
There can be multiple installations of the application in one database, therefore many such schemes. An environment variable APP_UNIQUE_SCHEMA points to a current unique schema.
So instead of typing
select * from my_unique_schema.my_table I want to set a current schema for sqlplus session in glogin.sql.
It would have been nice if I could have entered in glogon.sql the following line
alter session set current_schema=$APP_UNIQUE_SCHEMA;
BUT it does not work. sqlplus does not resolve the reference to an environment variable. I cannot figure out how to get the value of an environment variable in sqlplus. It's gotta quite a common need. Does anyone have a solution for this?
Re: Using Unix environment variables [message #509061 is a reply to message #509060] Wed, 25 May 2011 14:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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>It's gotta quite a common need.
No, not really.

It would be helpful if you followed Posting Guidelines - http://www.orafaq.com/forum/t/88153/0/

solution is OS dependent, but we don't know your since you ignore Posting Guidelines.
Re: Using Unix environment variables [message #509063 is a reply to message #509060] Wed, 25 May 2011 15:00 Go to previous message
John Watson
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How about this? I'm working on Windows, but I'm sure you can do the same thing with Unix:
c:\users\john\home>type setschema.sql
alter session set current_schema=&1;

c:\users\john\home>set targetschema=SCOTT

c:\users\john\home>sqlplus jon/jon @setschema.sql %targetschema%

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old   1: alter session set current_schema=&1
new   1: alter session set current_schema=SCOTT

Session altered.

orcl> select sys_context('userenv','current_user') from dual;


orcl> select sys_context('userenv','current_schema') from dual;



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